Date: Sun Jun 01 1997 - 20:25:06 EDT
Concerning Wallace's comment on the perfect middle/passive participle, I
think his point is the all perfect middle/passive participles in the NT
should be taken as passive. It seems that the alternate translation "wore"
for *endedumenos* in Mark 1:6 is more an active meaning than middle. It seems
that all the perfect middle/passive participles in the NT make good sense as
passives while to translate many in the middle requires the direct/reflexive
us of the middle voice (e.g., pepramenos in Rom 7:14) which was falling in
disuse, since the active plus the reflexive was encroaching upon it. Thus,
more than likely all of the NT perfect M/P participles are passives.
Dallas Theological Seminary
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